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From Vijay <>
Subject Re: Client traffic encryption best practices....
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2011 04:26:02 GMT seems to be the right way
to go.... but the cassandra server needs to support too which we might want
to add....


On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Chris Marino <> wrote:

> Hello, is there any consensus on how to secure client/cluster
> communications???
> I'm running an 8 node cluster across EC2 regions.  I'm running inter-node
> encryption and I want to encrypt the traffic from the clients as well.
> My options seem to be:
> Have the client connect to only one node and encrypt that one connection
> with OpenVPN/stunnel (or something similar). Or, set up an encrypted tunnel
> from the client to each node. Is there a client library that could take care
> of this for me??
> Setting up tunnels to each node is a major pain, but pointing the client to
> only one node is going to kill my performance.  I'm running 4 nodes in each
> EC2 region with one client in each. Maybe I could connect the client only to
> the local nodes, which should simplify things a bit, but I was wondering if
> anyone had any experience with this or could suggest something that might be
> better.
> Please let me know.
> Thanks.
> CM

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